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Cupola

By Ashen Simian on January 19, 2020 7:17 pm

I made the basic track (beats, sequences) very early in the week, with the idea that I will have a plenty of time to make some nice overdubs later on. I didn´t, so here´s a bit of a rush job, but it fills its place here allright, I think... the sequencer is Yamaha QY70, driving Moog Slim Phatty, Korg Wavestation SR and Roland JV-1080. The beats are a combination of Akai Rhythm Wolf, Korg ES-1 and Roland TR-09. The overdubs (pads, melodies) are from EMU vintage plus rack, Moog and Korg TR61. Some FX from my sample library (of speeches from various sources, which I have mangled with software)...

I already got some new ideas for the next week...

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January 20, 2020 1:59 am

I think the spoken word samples add a nice touch to this.  Great synth work as always. 

January 21, 2020 3:20 am

Makes me want to explore old forgotten temples on an alien moon smile

I really like the shooting star like sound that comes in and out with panning. Is it difficult to make this kind of shimmery effect? I've been meaning to look into making similar sounds but I have no idea how to describe them so I don't know what to look for!

January 21, 2020 10:44 pm

relaxing and warm but with piercing shimmering bubbling synths...very cool

January 23, 2020 9:24 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

I think the spoken word samples add a nice touch to this.  Great synth work as always.

thanks! This was me on default on most levels... but the speech samples gave it some interest, I agree...

January 23, 2020 9:26 am
Gab Manette wrote:

Makes me want to explore old forgotten temples on an alien moon smile

I really like the shooting star like sound that comes in and out with panning. Is it difficult to make this kind of shimmery effect? I've been meaning to look into making similar sounds but I have no idea how to describe them so I don't know what to look for!

Thank you! If you mean that is there in the last minute or so, it is a preset from EMU vintage plus module, though I put quite a bit effects (Strymon Volante) in there too...

January 23, 2020 9:27 am
Nick_Jones wrote:

relaxing and warm but with piercing shimmering bubbling synths...very cool

Thanks! This seems to be my natural tempo nowadays... must try some other tempos too in the future smile

January 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Ashen Simian wrote:


Thank you! If you mean that is there in the last minute or so, it is a preset from EMU vintage plus module, though I put quite a bit effects (Strymon Volante) in there too...

Ah perfect, thanks for the info! I checked a bit more, the Strymon looks like it is a lot of fun smile

January 26, 2020 8:43 pm

Great track, cold and warm at the same time!

January 27, 2020 2:04 am

Feels big... like a big open sonic scape. Tons of great synths but nothing over done.  Unfolds slowly like a journey. Nice work as always!

January 30, 2020 9:26 am
Gab Manette wrote:
Ashen Simian wrote:


Thank you! If you mean that is there in the last minute or so, it is a preset from EMU vintage plus module, though I put quite a bit effects (Strymon Volante) in there too...

speaking about Strymon effect pedals, I have several (Big Sky, Volante, Mobius, Timeline). They are all great, but if you have to have just one, Big Sky is the one. It´s delay side is absolutely gorgeous... you can go a very long way with just that box. The others are of course excellent too. If you are a hardware musician a good mix of outboard effects would be Big Sky and a bunch of cheap rack units and/or pedals for the more coloured reverbs and lo-fi things.


Ah perfect, thanks for the info! I checked a bit more, the Strymon looks like it is a lot of fun smile


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